Proletarian Culture: Myth and Reality in the Traditional Calendar of the Bulgarian Resettlers in Bessarabia Cover Image
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Пролетарската култура – мит и реалност в традиционния календар на българските преселници в Бесарабия
Proletarian Culture: Myth and Reality in the Traditional Calendar of the Bulgarian Resettlers in Bessarabia

Author(s): Elena Vodinchar
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the traditional holiday calendar of the Bulgarian resettlers in Bessarabia, which interprets in a peculiar way the historical situation, referred to as “socialism”. An attempt has been made, from the standpoint of traditional man, to follow the implementation of the “proletarian”/”socialist” culture within the system of traditional calendar holidays in a certain ethnic and cultural community. The answers to the questions raised in the investigation (by who and via who the party cultural policy has been implemented, what have been the space and methods of implementation, which have been the conflicting situations and how they have been resolved, whether there have been qualitative changes) lead to the conclusion that the “new” culture in the traditional holiday calendar of the Bulgarians and Gagaouzes in Bessarabia had been both a myth and reality, which had existed depending on the viability of the key idea – the establishment of a “monotradition” in the “hyper” multinational state of the USSR.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-17
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian